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Posted by: Neil Marsden on 08/11/2016
Neil was involved in the recent refurbishment project carried out on Palace Green Library close to Durham Cathedral.
A detailed inspection of the exposed roof timbers was carried out to determine their condition and identify potential defects involving fungal decay and wood boring insects. Considering the age of the building, the timbers were in remarkable condition with only minor replacement work proving to be necessary.
The main contractor carried out the necessary renewal of timbers and the new and remaining timbers were treated with a suitable timber preservative prior to the roof being re-instated.
The work carried out will safeguard this fantastic historical building ensuring that it can be enjoyed by generations to come.